Guwahati: Ahead of the rail budget, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday urged Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda to sanction more trains for Assam.
In a letter to Gowda, he urged him to introduce a super fast weekly express train between Dibrugarh and Pune, and daily inter-city express trains between Guwahati and Murkongselek, Guwahati and Naharlagun, Rangiya and Naharlagun, Rangiya and Dibrugarh.
Gogoi requested the provision of an alternative railway line stretching from Coochbehar in West Bengal to Assam`s Abhayapuri in the railway budget, to be presented in parliament July 8.
Besides, he appealed for introduction of a passenger train between Guwahati and Mendipathar in Meghalaya`s Garo Hills and fast daily express trains from Dibrugarh/Guwahati to Mumbai, Guwahati to Vellore/Chennai and Guwahati/Dibrugarh to Amritsar/Jammu.